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Social Science Native American Studies

People of Substance

An Ethnography of Morality in the Colombian Amazon

by (author) Carlos Londono-Sulkin

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2012
Category
Native American Studies, General, Cultural
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442644908
    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $75.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781442613737
    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $39.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442662599
    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $32.95

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People of Substance is a lively, accessible ethnography of a complex indigenous group of people of the Colombian Amazon who call themselves ‘People of the Center. ’ Carlos David Londoño Sulkin examines this group's understandings and practices relating to selfhood, social organization, livelihood, and symbolism. Through this, he makes a strong case for increased anthropological attention to morality and ethics.

Londoño Sulkin explains a number of key issues and debates in Amazonian anthropology with great clarity, making People of Substance a useful text for students. At the same time, it is theoretically sophisticated, combining innovative research methods with sound analysis of empirically gathered material. Contributing both to accounts of regional history and to discussions on anthropology and history, People of Substance offers valuable engagement with concepts of structure, agency, and freedom.

About the author

Carlos David Londo�o Sulkin is an associate professor and department head in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Regina.

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